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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Associate Professor Ph.D., 1992, Columbia University

Associate Professor; Director, Program in Comparative Literature
Elizabeth Richmond-Garza


  • Phone: 512-232-5708
  • Office: PAR 119
  • Office Hours: Spring 2011 - Tu Th 11-12:30 and by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: B5003


Elizabeth Richmond-Garza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Director of the Program in Comparative Literature and chief administrative and financial officer of the American Comparative Literature Association. She holds degrees from U. C. Berkeley, Oxford University and Columbia University and has held both Mellon and Fulbright Fellowships. Trained in Greek as well as modern aesthetics, she works actively in eight languages. Her research concentrates on Orientalism, the Gothic, Cleopatra, Oscar Wilde, and European drama.  She is currently finishing a study of decadent culture at the end of the nineteenth century. Richmond-Garza is renowned for her creative, multi-media approach to teaching. Among other honors, she has been awarded the Chad Oliver Plan II Teaching Award, the 16th annual Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship, and the Minnie Piper Stevens Teaching Award.  She was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2004 and was awarded the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009.


Nineteenth and twentieth century European drama, Renaissance drama, Oscar Wilde, the Gothic and Orientalism, Decadence, Aesthetic and literary theory, literature and the fine arts
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